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New Study Links Food Insecurity To Increased Diabetes Risk
Food insecurity is a problem for millions of Americans, especially now as prices continue to rise. While previous research has linked food insecurity to a range of health problems, including diabetes, obesity, and hypertension, a recent study found that young adults at risk of food insecurity had a significantly increased chance of developing diabetes a decade […]
Carb-Rich Breakfasts May Help People With Diabetes Live Longer, New Study Suggests
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that is certainly the case with people with diabetes. But not all breakfasts are created equal, and a new study suggests that including carbohydrate-rich foods in the first meal of the day – and throttling back on the carbs later in the […]
Sleeping With Light On May Increase Diabetes Risk
If you sleep with the light on, new research may keep you up at night. Several studies suggest that keeping the lights on at night may increase your risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Light helps the body’s internal clock govern a host of biological functions from temperature to the release of hormones […]
New Study Links Vaping and E-Cigarettes To Increased Risk of Prediabetes
Smoking is terrible for you in many more ways than one, including increasing your risk for type 2 diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that people who smoke are 30 to 40 percent more likely than non-smokers to develop type 2 diabetes. But a new study concludes that vaping and e-cigarettes […]
Global Diabetes “Pandemic” Marks Insulin’s 100th Anniversary
It has been exactly 100 years since insulin was first discovered, and in the century since, this game-changing development has improved and saved the lives of countless people living with diabetes. One hundred years of additional advancements in treatment, prevention, education, and blood sugar monitoring have also significantly added to their quality of life. While […]
More Young People Developing Diabetes, New Study Says
Every day in the United States, someone receives a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, and according to a new study, an increasing number of those individuals are young. Published in August in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the study found that rates of diabetes in younger Americans rose dramatically between 2001 and 2017. […]
Eating An Early Breakfast May Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk, New Study Suggests
The early bird may get the worm, but individuals who eat breakfast bright and early in the morning may get more protection against developing type 2 diabetes. That is the conclusion of a recent study that suggests that eating breakfast before 8:30 a.m. can help reduce several type 2 diabetes risk factors. Lower Blood Glucose […]
Can COVID Make You More Likely To Develop Diabetes?
As we approach one year of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists and researchers continue to learn more about the causes, effects, risk factors, and complications associated with the virus. This includes how COVID impacts people with diabetes. While diabetes doesn’t make someone more or less likely to acquire the virus, it is now well […]
Common Diabetes Drugs May Elevate Risk of Severe COVID Complications
According to a recently released study, a common class of diabetes medications can put individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 at greater risk of fatal complications from the disease. Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i), including Jardiance (empagliflozin) and Invokana (canagliflozin), help treat diabetes by making patients urinate out glucose. However, these drugs can also put people at […]
Abbott FreeStyle Libre Launches New Technology
The great thing about technology is that it is always getting better. Advancements that were once revolutionary become commonplace, and new developments further increase performance, convenience, and accuracy. Such is the case with the Abbott FreeStyle Libre, which dramatically improved the lives of people with diabetes by facilitating continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). Abbott introduced the […]
*Fingersticks are required for treatment decisions when you see Check Blood Glucose symbol, when symptoms do not match system readings when you suspect readings may be in accurate, or when you experience symptoms that may be due to high or low blood glucose.
Reference 1: Data on file. Abbott Diabetes Care. 2, FreeStyle Libre 14 day User’s Manual
Indications and Important Safety Information
FreeStyle Libre and FreeStyle Libre 14 day Flash Glucose Monitoring systems are continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices indicated for replacing blood glucose testing and detecting trends and tracking patterns aiding in the detection of episodes of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, facilitating both acute and long-term therapy adjustments in persons (age 18 and older) with diabetes. The systems are intended for single patient use and require a prescription.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Remove the sensor before MRI, CT scan, X-ray, or diathermy treatment.
WARNINGS/LIMITATIONS: Do not ignore symptoms that may be due to low or high blood glucose, hypoglycemic unawareness, or dehydration. Check sensor glucose readings with a blood glucose meter when Check Blood Glucose symbol appears, when symptoms do not match system readings, or when readings are suspected to be inaccurate. The system does not have alarms unless the sensor is scanned, and the system contains small parts that may be dangerous if swallowed. The system is not approved for pregnant women, persons on dialysis, or critically-ill population. Sensor placement is not approved for sites other than the back of the arm and standard precautions for transmission of blood borne pathogens should be taken. The built-in blood glucose meter is not for use on dehydrated, hypotensive, in shock, hyperglycemic-hyperosmolar state, with or without ketosis, neonates, critically-ill patients, or for diagnosis or screening of diabetes. When using FreeStyle LibreLink app, access to a blood glucose monitoring system is required as the app does not provide one. Review all product information before use or contact Abbott Toll Free (855-632-8658) or visit www.freestylelibre.us for detailed indications for use and safety information.html. . FreeStyle, Libre, and related brand marks are trademarks of Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. in various jurisdictions. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2018 Abbott. ADC-09691 vLO 10/18
*The FreeStyle LibreLink app and the FreeStyle Libre 14 day reader have similar but not identical features. Fingersticks are required for treatment decisions when you see Check Blood Glucose symbol, when symptoms do not match system readings, when you suspect readings may be inaccurate, or when you experience symptoms that may be due to high or low blood glucose.
The FreeStyle Libre 2 app and the FreeStyle Libre 2 reader have similar but not identical features. Fingersticks are required for treatment decisions when you see Check Blood Glucose symbol and when your glucose alarms and readings from the system do not match symptoms or expectations
‡‡‡Based on the sensor being replaced once every 14 days, and scanned at least once every 8 hours.
§§§Glucose readings are not available during 1-hour warm-up, when sensor is too hot or too cold, when you see an error or "LO" or "HI" message, or no current glucose reading